The grudge fight that Britain has been waiting for is finally upon us.

Two Postponements

After two postponements, trash talking British heavyweights Tyson Fury and Derrick Chisora will finally settle their differences on Saturday, November 29th at the ExCel Arena in London, England. Fury (22-0 with 16 knockouts) and Chisora (20-4 with 13 knockouts) first fought in July 2011 as top British heavyweight contenders. That showdown was much-hyped and the two Britons fought in an exciting but knockdown-less fight. That bout ended with Fury hacking out a clear cut unanimous decision victory over an obviously out of shape Chisora to win the British and Commonwealth Heavyweight titles.

But the fight did not end the bad blood between the two combatants and a rematch was set three years and three losses later for Chisora. The rematch was originally scheduled for July 26th in Manchester England but was moved to November 22nd after Chisora fractured his left hand during his final sparring session which was eight days before fight night. But the fight was moved again to November 29th after promoter Frank Warren believed that the new schedule would be in conflict with the football match between Arsenal and Manchester United which was scheduled on the same date. Four days before the 29th, it’s all systems go for this much awaited rematch.

More Than a Grudge Match

Fury-Chisora II is more than just a rematch because not only is it a battle for Chisora’s European title, it is a fight for the right to become one of Wladimir Klitschko’s mandatory challengers.

Chisora has won five straight bouts since losing back to back fights Vitali Klitschko and David Haye. Four out of those five wins have been by knockout and he’s looked in good physical shape as of late. The thing with Chisora is that he’s fought better quality of opposition than Fury. Everyone knows that he wasn’t in the best shape during their first fight and everyone knows that he’s prepared much harder for this rematch so this one could go either way.

Who Takes It?

It’s obvious that Tyson Fury is the better all-around fighter between them and that he is the much hungrier lion. Fury truly believes that he’s gotten inside Chisora’s head with all the trash talking that has happened so he should have the advantage. Size-wise, Fury can always stay away from Chisora’s power bombs with his big height and reach advantage. Plus, Fury’s got legitimate knockout power to send Chisora to sleep should he get over zealous with his attacks. However, Fury has fought just twice in the last two years and the inactivity could be to his disadvantage against an active opponent like Chisora.

Fury is the odds on favorite to win the bout at 4/11 while Chisora the underdog at 11/5 mainly because of his better all-around skill-set.

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